The 1844 Quarter Eagle is a scarce coin that shows up at auction at least a couple of times a year. A few Mint State examples have shown up since Akers wrote about this date decades ago, but they are all in the lower Mint State grades. The finest is a single PCGS MS62. This date often comes with luster traces in the protected areas. Because the Mint State examples are so scuffy, a problem-free AU might make a nice alternative.
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